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Understanding the indexing process used to produce records searches?

So I'm having some difficulty using ancestry's search engine to locate someone in a Massachusetts Index of Marriages. Rather than trying to problem solve that directly, it occurred to me that having ...
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What does M mean in the 'Free or Slave' field in the 1850 US Federal Census Mortality Schedule?

What does M mean in the 'Free or Slave' field in the 1850 US Federal Census Mortality Schedule.
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Change birth name or use Also Known As

Francis was born in 1857. Registrar entry sighted and records only one first name. Original birth record not available. Electoral rolls from 1905 to 1914 record Francis Joseph and other names and ...
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Getting birth certificate of Augusta Fluger Pasch born in Hamburg in 1834?

I would like to have a birth certificate of Augusta born in Hamburg - Germany in 1834. His father was Clemens Augustus Fluegels and his mother Magdalena Pasch. When she was born, her father was 22 ...
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Understanding how to use Massachusetts Marriage Index

Using Ancestry, I found that my cousin L.F. (a female) is listed in the Massachusetts Marriage Index as having married in 1947. The index provides a Volume and Page Number for that marriage. Is ...
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Looking for Joseph Sklyrorslal/Joseph Bernstein

Looking for someone who's name at birth was Joseph Sklyrorslal. He was either descended from Russian or Ukranian Jews according to family lore. He later changed his name to Joseph Bernstein and was ...
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Getting 1829 birth certificate from Bergen in Norway?

How can I get the birth certificate of J Miguel Ely born in Bergen Norway in 1829, March 5?
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Which archives have the Imperial-era revision lists & metrical books from Kamchatka?

In Imperial Russia, the state and the state church kept two kinds of records particularly important for genealogists: revision lists (revizkie skazki) for tax assessments, and metrical books (...
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Searching for information about WWII German soldier? [duplicate]

I am searching for information about Siegfried Cornarius. Allegedly his father was in the same unit in WWI as Adolf Hitler. Cornarius served in North Africa with Field Marshall Rommel. Later he was ...
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Possible family relationship with 3rd cousins

I have three 3rd cousins on my mother's side with 66.1-71 cM shared between us. One is male and 2 female. These 3 cousins are 2nd cousins to each other and I believe I am their third cousin. They ...
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Neanderthal DNA? [closed]

So where exactly does Neanderthal DNA come from? After some reaearch Proto-Mongols. And is it even possible to have Neanderthal DNA with AB negative blood? I'm no geneticist but isn't it impossible ...
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How could we be related

This is my relatives match, I do know he was adopted as he told me. I get the 2.8 generations. I cross referenced who we match with and narrowed down approximate. Due to him being adopted, I think ...
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Deciding between multiple birth names and dates?

I have some differences on the certificates and census information. Birth Certificate: Name: Edith Nellie Hardiman Birth Date: 16 Sep 1892 Birth Location: Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire,...
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Similar info on death info, but a different middle name shown

Whilst researching the family of my Great Grandfather, Frederick Williams, I learned from the 1901 England and Wales Census that he had a younger sister, born in 1899. Her name was Margaret Amy ...
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Migrating data from Title field to Occupation event using Gramps?

When I started using Gramps (older versions 3 & 4) for my family tree, I chose to use the Title field to store their occupation information. Gramps since version 5 offers the capability to print ...
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Managing MyHeritage messages

I'm wondering if I'm somehow missing/unaware of some features for managing my MyHeritage messages... I consider myself a full-time amateur genetic genealogist. I need to contact a lot of matches to ...
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What was the Tennessee General Assembly Act passed November 2 1847 in reference to Land Grants?

I have an ancestor who was the recipient of land in Bedford County, TN, pursuant an Act of the General Assembly of the aforementioned state passed on November 2 1847. I would like to know what that ...
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Deciphering hospital location on death certificate from 1977

I am trying to decipher this hospital location where my Great Grandmother died: I know it is in Salisbury but I am try to: Work out the correct name. Attempt to locate it online resource mentioning ...
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Are AncestryDNA matches of 904 to 1,211 cM likely to indicate half siblings?

Grandma is showing dna matches with four “1st cousins” who are all supposedly first cousins themselves. The matches are 1211, 1175, 1138, and 904 cms. There is also a match of 972 who is a brother to ...
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Possible Half Siblings? [duplicate]

Recently I was contacted by a man who feels we could be half siblings. He explained where his father had lived and I learned he and my mom had dated. My CM to his was over 2000 and ancestry.com showed ...
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Finding names for parents of Louis Spitzer who was born 1826 in Prussia?

Who were the parents of Louis Spitzer born March 5, 1826 (per Death Certificate) in Gleiwitz, Silesia, Prussia? He was jewish at death, but could have been Christian at birth.
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Is my source the document or where I obtained it?

Up until now, I have recorded the source of an event, such as marriage, as where I obtained the document eg Registry of Births Deaths Marriages, date obtained and respective location. I then include ...
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Finding German immigrant family named Karl in US (1850s/1860s)?

I have an ancestress, Margaretha Karl. I know a fair amount about her, but not as much as I would like. (Isn't that always the case?) She married Edward McHorney about 1860 (no record that I can find,...
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Finding households in the 1926 census of Prairie Provinces?

The 1926 Canadian Census of the Prairie Provinces (including Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan) has been released to the public. I can’t find some relatives and their neighbours south of Tompkins. ...
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Birth certificate v Baptism entry

Bulford, Wiltshire, England Year: 1823 Why is it there are Baptism entries but no Birth entries?
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Distinguishing half siblings from cousins using AncestryDNA?

My husband recently took an AncestryDNA test to see if he could find out who his father was, at least through matches. His closest match that came up was a female who shares 1390 cms across 45 ...
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Finding name changes and surname usage for children?

The following are from Queensland Australia records. Margaret married James in 1886. They had 3 children between 1888 and 1895. From 1897 to 1907 Margaret registered 4 more children. There was no ...
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Fields required to specify a video in source / citation

Is there a ready guide on fields to complete for source data if the source is a video? What are the fields we should be completing for a video source?
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Half siblings or double cousins?

MB= my brother (1/2 sibling) MC=cousin (our mother's sister's daughter given up for adoption-no longer married to SS) DC=cousin to both of us but either 1/2 sibling to my brother or double cousin) AS= ...
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Is a 12 CM 1 segment match better evidence for a common ancestor if it's otherwise unlikely?

Early in my research, I had guessed that the Samuel Price listed in the 1850 census for Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (my gg-grandfather's brother) was the same person as Samuel Price ...
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Missing Enumeration District/Families in the 1920 U.S. Census

Edit: The enumeration district for Kennady Township was 0017 and 40-19. I believe there is an enumeration district that was missed in the 1920 census that contains a few of my ancestors and their ...
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Why might ancestors be missing from 1926 Canadian census?

My great-grandparents came to Canada from Romania. They travelled by boat (arrived Halifax Jan 1924) and then took the train to Saskatchewan to become farmers. They stayed with a cousin around the ...
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Establishing birthplace of Heinrich Oldag in Silesia?

I am trying to find more information about Hans Heinrich Rudolf Oldag and Ernestine Pauline Friederike Hampel, the parents of Anna Minna Martha Oldag (born 10 Oct 1866 in Warmbrunn, Silesia, now ...
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Deciphering cause of death?

I can't make this cause of death out: What might it be?
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Conflicting names of ancestor's parents from different records?

Winnifred Lydia O'Brien 1896–1979 BIRTH 30 OCT 1896 • Stroud, Gloucestershire, England DEATH 28 NOV 1979 • New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada I believe I have found my great-grandmother in ...
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Private baptism in one church followed by baptism in another?

I have definitively identified my ancestor John Charles Wright born circa 1830, but have two conflicting baptism records for him that I need to reconcile. John Charles Wright maintained all his life ...
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Learning legal relationship to mother and father in-law when legally separated? [duplicate]

My husband was killed in a car accident however we were legally separated not divorced at the time, I have met a man and i am getting remarried and i have no idea what my "in-laws" are to me now ...
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Deleting fact in MyHeritage “New Fact” panel?

How can I delete a fact that is listed in the "New Fact" panel? Right now I have a list of 18 "BAPTISM" facts in the right hand pane from which to choose from. Can I somehow delete 17 of them?
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Ancestry showing wrong connection?

Ancestry is showing that I am my grandfather. When I click on my name, it shows that I am my granddaughter. Is there a way to correct that?
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What is name of this 1927 town in Missouri?

I have a death certificate: https://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1927/1927_00034802.PDF With an informant, George A Plank Jr. and I'm unable to read the town he resides in within ...
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What is date of the photo of woman with wrist watch?

I've got the following photo that I'm trying to identify the woman wearing a diaphanous shawl in it, and thus would like to estimate the date and location of the photo and age of the woman: The watch ...
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Reading city, town or name under Father in 1910 immigration record?

This is from the Father column in a document of immigration from 1910. I am trying to discover the name of the town/city/region in Russia they came from.
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Finding place of birth for Martha Hyde Bell of Quebec?

What I know: Martha Hyde was born 1822? Died February 1849 in Quebec. Martha Hyde married William Bell in 1847 at Saint Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Quebec. Martha gave birth to my great ...
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Half-Sister/1st Cousin Shared DNA

I'm curious to know what the shared DNA would be between half-sisters who are also first cousins. If the mother of both sisters had an affair with one of the sister's father's brothers what would the ...
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Norwegian naming conventions

I'm looking for a comprehensive explanation of Norwegian naming conventions, specifically relating to multiple given names and middle names, etc., as opposed to Surnames, patronymics, etc. (even if ...
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Will half-brother or half-sister DNA provide more relevant info?

I was adopted and have identified my birth mother. I have 2 half-siblings though her—a brother and a sister. It turns out that my father is either the same as their father OR his brother. Would my ...
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Does 1,845cM shared indicate possible half sibling?

I was adopted in 1958 when I was 14 months old. I have finally found my birth mother and also that I had 2 half-brothers. They told me that mom had had another baby when that she gave up for ...
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Private DNA Test Results for Half Sibling

I have 2 alleged fathers and have recently ruled out one of them with a private DNA test. I am now trying to determine whether the other is my father but he is deceased, so I am testing with one of ...
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Cause of death on an 1871 British Death certificate

I have a death certificate for a woman who died at the age of 42. The cause of death is listed as "disease of the brain". I am not sure what that could mean. Did they mean meningitis or some type of ...
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What can I deduce from this newspaper extract?

There is a brief mention of an ancestor in a couple of Staffordshire newpapers: 2 October 1830 DIED John Wright age 24 of Tettenhall late of Kidderminster and formerly of Wolverhampton In 1828 ...

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